12:15 to 12:45 p.m.
A reception with a light lunch will be served afterward, for a suggested donation of $7.
July 17: Andy Jacob, Organ Scholar at Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, Atlanta, Ga.
July 24: Matthew Tylutki, Principal Organist at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Sioux Falls
July 31: Spencer Smith, Director of Music at First Congregational Church, Sioux Falls
August 7: Holden Miller, Graduate Student at Baylor University, Waco, Tex.
August 14: Dr. Melanie Ohnstad, Minister of Music & the Arts Emerita, Minneapolis, Minn.
About Andy Jacob, Organ Scholar at Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, Atlanta, Ga.
A native of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Andy graduated in May 2018 from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minn., with a B.A. degree in music. Andy began his organ studies his freshman year of high school and continued study at St. Olaf under Catherine Rodland (repertoire) and James Bobb (service playing). After graduation, Andy was hired by St. Olaf as the Interim Cantor to the Student Congregation for the college’s 2018 fall semester while James Bobb was on sabbatical. In this role, he planned and oversaw the music for the college’s six weekly services, serving as the organist for several of the services each week including Sundays, conducted a schola that led the music for the Friday morning liturgy, and regularly composed liturgical music for the college’s choirs.
After finishing his tenure at St. Olaf, Andy moved south to serve as the inaugural Organ Scholar at the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer in Atlanta, Georgia. At Redeemer, he assists Organist and Children’s Music Director Sarah Hawbecker with service playing, leading the children’s choir and youth choir and accompanying the adult choir. In August, he will begin his studies for a Master of Music degree in organ at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts under Timothy Olsen.
Andy’s greatest joy at the organ console comes when he’s leading the worshiping congregation in song. This deep passion for hymnody has led him to be invited to design and play hymn festivals around the country in both Lutheran and other denominations. His playing has been aired on St. Olaf’s internationally syndicated sacred music radio program, Sing for Joy.